Ptarmigan Underwriting UK: latest news
Ptarmigan Underwriting UK is part of the Lucas Fettes Group. We spoke to Stephen Knighton, Sales Director, to hear the latest news and developments from Ptarmigan Underwriting UK.
Steve, to begin, can you give us an overview of Ptarmigan Underwriting UK, and what you do?
At Ptarmigan Underwriting UK we provide bespoke insurance schemes for the intermediary market. If you’re looking to place a new scheme idea, then we can help.
With over 25 years combined expertise between us we’ve developed extensive knowledge and strong relationships within the market. We can negotiate bespoke facilities with leading insurers that give our scheme partners differentiation within their chosen markets.
Delegated schemes that we’ve arranged recently include property owners, shops, trade sectors and associations – we like simple and niche but we’re more than happy to assist on difficult and standard. We help new product ideas become reality.
Tell us about the new ‘Our Marketplace’ portal
The ‘Our Marketplace’ portal is going live this month so that’s an exciting new development for us. We’ve developed it in response to customer demand and feedback from our partners – it’s all about making the process quicker and more effective as it gives immediate access to quote and bind.
The first product we’re launching for the portal is liability, and we’ll be introducing more throughout 2017. Get in touch with us to find out more.
Ptarmigan Underwriting UK is a member of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA) – will you be joining them at British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference, BIBA, this year?
Yes, we’re delighted MGAA have invited us to exhibit with them at BIBA again this year. Last year’s conference was a great success and we’re looking forward to joining them on stand D80. This year’s conference is being held on 10 and 11 May, at Manchester Central Convention Complex. Both I and Lee Glynn will be there, so if you’re looking for a national or regional scheme however niche, come along and talk to us about your idea.
And finally, any other news to tell us?
We’ve gone social – we’re now on LinkedIn! We launched our Ptarmigan Underwriting UK company page last month, so please follow our page and keep up to date with all our latest news.
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